Ideal for summer BBQs
Ideal for roast dinners
Ideal for light lunches
Ideal for weight watchers
It is not some ordinary boring salad. Very flavoursome and zesty, the combination of mint and lemon in dressing is outclass and the sweetness of grape tomatoes and subtlety of avocados make it fun and tempting to eat.
2 avocados (cut in to medium cubes)
1 medium red onion cut round
1 continental cucumber cut into cubes or semis
Leaf lettuce (chopped up rough)
250 gms grape tomatoes (cut in halves)
1 tspn lemon zest
4 tbspns lemon juice
1 tspn olive oil
Some cracked black pepper
Some table salt
Some fresh chopped up mint
Wash and cut all the vegetables. Put them in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix everything given for dressing and pour over the vegetables.
Another sizzling hot recipe for chicken tenders. I personally like chicken tenderloin part for grilling when asked for lean poultry because I think chicken breast can be really dry sometimes, but you can use chicken breast for the same recipe, just pound it a bit with the meat hammer before grilling 🙂
8 Chicken tenderloins
A little bit of salt
2 tbspns lemon juice
1 cup peri peri sauce (I personally like Nandos Trio Bell Pepper)
1 can chickpeas
¼ cup chopped coriander
1 tbspn tamarind and date sauce
Some chaat masala
1 potato (boiled and diced)
1 medum red onion chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
2 tbspns lemon juice
Massage chicken tenders with salt and lemon and keep aside for 30 mins.
Heat the grill pan and place all the tenders on the hot plate and wait for 1- 2 mins until the chicken begins to sizzle and change the colour on the sides.
Flip the side and brush the peri peri sauce of your choice to the cooked side and let the chicken grill for 3 mins.
Take the tenders off the plate and prepare the salad.
The best way to make your guests wonder how much effort you put in but honestly, its just marination and baking and the result is perfect. This dish goes best with Mattar Pulao or Channa Pulao and everyone on the table will love it. It is oil free and fat free. #healthy ❤
8 chicken marylands (joint piece of leg and thigh) (skinless)
2 tbspns ginger and garlic paste
1 tbspn crushed green chillies
½ cup lemon juice
2 – 3 tspns salt
1 tspn red chilli powder
1 tspn red chilli flakes
1 tspn carom seeds
1 tspn black pepper (cracked)
1 tbspn coriander powder
1 tspn ground garam masala
1 tbspn cumin seeds
1 tspn cumin powder
1 tbspn chaat masala
Few drops of yellow color
1 tspn dried fenugreek leaves
1 cup yogurt
Wash and dry marylands. Make deep cuts into leg and thigh pieces. Massage with some lemon juice, salt, ginger garlic and green chillies for 5 minutes in the cuts and on the meat.
Mix all the spices together and add it to the chicken. Massage again and keep aside for 10 minutes.
Now add yogurt and mix the marination well and leave it overnight.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Place the chicken pieces on to the wire rack in a roasting dish and bake on one side for 1 hour. Take out, change the side and bake for 30 more minutes.
Take out and serve hot with mint sauce and tamarind chutney.
I am not a big fan of mayonnaise based salad but this one is my favorite, I add a little amount of mayo and more sour cream which makes it lite and delicious. I made it today and everyone on the table loved it. The best thing about this salad is it can be used as salad or as a filling to your baguette or bagel or any bread. So try this salad and let me know how you go with it 🙂
1 apple, diced
¼ cup chopped celery
1 cup diced crimson grapes
1 cup pan roasted chopped walnuts/ pecans
1 chicken breast, boiled and diced
2 tspns mayo
½ cup sour cream
Salt and pepper
Wash and cut all the fruits as instructed. Boil the chicken and dice it after cooling it.
In a mixing bowl, combine may and sour cream and season with some salt and pepper.
Add chicken and all the fruits and nuts and mix well.
Serve on your favorite salad platter or use it as a filling for your sandwich.
Are you on diet? Looking for a substitute for Mayo? Craving for some snack? Wanna plan a tea party? Want some easy idea for Birthday party? A side for BBQ party?
Yes, This is the recipe you are looking for. Healthy and natural, without any heavy sauces or butter.
Most people dont like avocados because of its bland taste, but hey! its not a fruit. It is good for your health and rich in healthy fats and omega 3 and a perfect substitute for Mayo and butter, so why not switch to it?
1 chicken breast (boiled/ roasted/ grilled) (shredded)
1 ripe avocado
4 tbspns chopped red bell pepper
4 tbspns chopped tomato (without seeds)
4 tbspns chopped red onion
2 tbspns chopped jalapenos
1 tbspn chopped coriander
A splash of lemon juice
1 tbspn sour cream
Some salt and cracked black pepper
6 multigrain/ light rye or white sandwich bread slices
Mash avocado in a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients in it to make spread.
Lightly toast the bread pieces and spread 3 tbspns of chicken mixture in one sandwich. Be generous with your filling.
Cut the sandwich neatly with a sharp sandwich knife and serve.
Mini Chicken sandwiches ideal for parties, Picnics and Tea time chit chats. Easy to make and yummy to eat……
2 chicken breasts (cut into cubes)
2 tbspns soy sauce
1 chicken cube
1 cup water
Salt and pepper
Splash of Any hot sauce
½ cup sour cream
2 scallions (green part, shopped)
½ cup mayonnaise
½ tspn garlic powder
Some black pepper
Some white pepper
2 loaves of white sandwich bread
Some fancy lettuce
-For chicken put everything in a saucepan, cover it with the lid and boil the chicken until all the juices are dry.
-Take out the chicken on a plate and let it cool down for a bit. Now with hands or forks, shred the chicken but please don’t use the food processor as we want shredded chicken not ground chicken. Ground chicken tastes weird plus gives a weird texture to the sandwiches.
-Add all the ingredients given for spread to this shredded chicken and mix. Now you have got chicken spread.
-Divide the bread into sets of two slices. Spread this spread on one bread slice; put a piece of lettuce on it and then the other slice of bread on top. Cut the whole sandwich into 4 triangles. Do the same with other sets of bread.
-Arrange them onto a tray cover it with the plastic wrap and enjoy with your family and friends at the picnic spot.